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Petitioners ask Governor to Stop Supporting Same-Sex Marriage Bans

More than 1,200 sign a petition asking Gov. Walker and Attorney General Craig Richards to remove Alaska from an amicus brief.

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April 16, 2015

Anchorage Announces Fiscal Surplus

As law-makers battle over budgets in the closing days of the Legislature, the city of Anchorage is announcing a fiscal surplus.

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April 15, 2015
Tanaina Announces Move To St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

Tanaina Announces Move To St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

It has been just over two months since Tanaina Early Childhood Development Center was informed it would need to vacate its space at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Now, the center has reached an agreement to stay temporarily at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.

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April 10, 2015
Amy Demboski surrounded by supporters, including one holding a sign with the middle cut-out, a reference to attacks last week against her campaign posters. (Photo: Zachariah Hughes, KSKA)

National & State Level Conservative Groups Ramping Up Presence in Anc Mayor’s Race

The May runoff between Amy Demboski and Ethan Berkowitz is drawing increasing attention from groups like Americans for Prosperity that hope to help shape politics at the federal, state, and municipal level.

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April 10, 2015

Delving Into Anchorage’s Municipal Election Results

Today, we’ll be talking about he aftermath of this week’s Anchorage municipal election – results that were surprising to some.

KSKA: Friday, 4/10 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 4/11 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 4/10 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 4/11 at 4:30pm

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April 10, 2015
Ethan Berkowitz, Amy Demboski Heading For Mayoral Runoff Election

Ethan Berkowitz, Amy Demboski Heading For Mayoral Runoff Election

Unofficial results show Ethan Berkowitz leading the mayoral race with 37 percent of the vote. But because Berkowitz didn’t take 45 percent, he’ll be in a run off with Amy Demboski, who, with about a quarter of the total votes, was the second place candidate.

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April 8, 2015
2015 Anchorage Municipal Election

2015 Anchorage Municipal Election

With over 97 percent of the precincts reporting in, the winner has yet to be determined in Anchorage’s mayoral race. Leading the pack of 11 candidates is Ethan Berkowitz, with 36.84 percent of the vote. Amy Demboski and Andrew Halcro trail Berkowitz with 24.31 percent and 21.60 percent, respectively.

April 7, 2015

Anchorage School Board considers wide-ranging budget cuts

The Anchorage School Board is discussing the possible ways to cut $29.4 million from their budget for next year, and plan to prioritize protecting classroom instruction.

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April 6, 2015

Chief Mat-Su Medical Services Official Resigns

A February union complaint has resulted in the resignation of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough’s chief medical services official. Clint Vardeman handed in his resignation today Monday. Vardeman directs the Borough’s emergency responders. His resignation is effective April 20.

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April 6, 2015

Early Voting in Anchorage Mayor’s Race Poised to Break Record

The Clerk’s Office gathered 7,283 early in-person votes and requests for absentee ballots by midday Monday, which is about 10.2% of the total number of voters who came to the polls for the last mayoral election.

April 6, 2015
Dancers perform at Northway Mall at community potluck. Hillman/KSKA

Community potluck shows support for local refugees

Well attended community gathering shows immigrants and refugees they are welcome in Anchorage.

April 5, 2015
Community Support Surges For Sudanese Refugees Targeted By Vandalism

Community Support Surges For Sudanese Refugees Targeted By Vandalism

A weekend incident in the Anchorage neighborhood of Spenard has left a group of refugees from the Darfur region of Sudan unsure over their safety. It also brought neighbors and police out to show support.

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April 3, 2015
Historical Gardening in Alaska

Historical Gardening in Alaska

Picture Alaska 100 years ago – the open tundra, the dense forests – and the gardens. We’re looking at the state’s horticultural past with guests from the Alaska Botanical Gardens. We’ll talkabout historical planting methods and how they can still be used today.

APRN: Tuesday, 4/7 at 10:00 a.m.

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April 3, 2015
Ethan Berkowitz. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Anchorage Mayoral Candidate: Ethan Berkowitz

With Anchorage’s local election just around the corner, KSKA and Alaska Public media are bringing you a look at those running for mayor. As KSKA’s Zachariah Hughes reports, Ethan Berkowitz hopes to draw on his political background from Juneau to improve local government in Anchorage.

April 3, 2015
Anchorage Mayoral Candidate: Andrew Halcro

Anchorage Mayoral Candidate: Andrew Halcro

With Anchorage’s local election just around the corner, KSKA and Alaska Public media are bringing you a look at those running for mayor. As KSKA’s Zachariah Hughes reports, Andrew Halcro wants to use ideas from the private sector to upgrade Anchorage government.

April 3, 2015
Lance Ahern. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Anchorage Mayoral Candidate: Lance Ahern

With Anchorage’s local election just around the corner, KSKA and Alaska Public media are bringing you a look at those running for mayor. As KSKA’s Zachariah Hughes reports, Lance Ahern aims to use his experiences in the tech sector to reduce costs and improve local government.

April 3, 2015
Dustin Darden. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Anchorage Mayoral Candidate: Dustin Darden

With Anchorage’s local election just around the corner, KSKA and Alaska Public media are bringing you a look at those running for mayor. As KSKA’s Zachariah Hughes reports, Dustin Darden is bringing his past as a tradesman and strong religious beliefs to the campaign.

April 3, 2015
Paul Bauer. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Anchorage Mayoral Candidate: Paul Bauer

With Anchorage’s local election just around the corner, KSKA and Alaska Public media are bringing you a look at those running for mayor. As KSKA’s Zachariah Hughes reports, candidate Paul Bauer plans on bringing fiscal prudence to the office.

April 3, 2015
Amy Demboski. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Anchorage Mayoral Candidate: Amy Demboski

With Anchorage’s local election just around the corner, KSKA and Alaska Public media are bringing you a look at those running for mayor. As KSKA’s Zachariah Hughes reports, Amy Demboski is running on her conservative record over the last two years on the Anchorage Assembly.

April 3, 2015
Timothy Huit. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)

Anchorage Mayoral Candidate: Timothy Huit

With Anchorage’s local election just around the corner, KSKA and Alaska Public media are bringing you a look at those running for mayor. As KSKA’s Zachariah Hughes reports, Timothy Huit is hoping to bring his background in small business and social work to the office.

April 3, 2015